LET’S GO GREEN!
World Emoji Day is an unofficial holiday celebrated on 17 July. The day is a global celebration of emoji and is celebrated with emoji events around the world.
Here are some fun facts about emojis:
- There are 2,666 official emoji
Emoji is a japanese word. If you split the word up, the ‘e’ part means picture and the ‘moji’ part means character. It looks like this in japanese 絵文字
- World Emoji Day takes place on 17th July because the calendar emoji shows the default date of 17th July
- In 2015, the Face with Tears of Joy emoji was named the Word of the Year by Oxford Dictionaries
- Emojis are a type of ideogram. Ideograms are pictures or symbols that represent an idea or concept
What’s your favourite emoji?
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